Timeline Breakdown - Top Ten Expanded Universe Lightsaber Duels


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Aug 21, 2021
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Hey there, Rebelscum fans! This week on the site we’re heading into the trenches of Jabiim, the muddy Outer Rim world where Obi-Wan Kenobi had some of his greatest adventures in both the Legends and Canon timelines. Stay tuned throughout the week for more insights on the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, as well as videos, articles, lists, and merchandising updates on this exciting chapter in the Star Wars universe.

Jabiim is where Obi-Wan goes through some of his most challenging adventures yet. Obi-Wan and Anakin encounter Asajj Ventress during the Last Stand on Jabiim comic book arc. In Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Inquisitors track Obi-Wan to Jabiim. While Obi-Wan Kenobi features some of the best lightsaber duels in the history of the franchise, there are even more exciting standoffs in the Canon and Legends media. Check out our picks for the top ten lightsaber duels from the Expanded Universe.

10. Darth Vader vs. Darth Maul’s Clone - Star Wars Tales
In this non-canon comic, a mysterious group of witches attempt to resurrect Darth Maul in order to slay Sidious’ new apprentice.

9. Starkiller’s Clone vs. Darth Vader - The Force Unleashed II
It’s round two for Starkiller and Vader when the secret apprentice’s clone battles his abusive master on Kamino.

8. Ulic Qel-Droma vs. Nomi Sunrider - Tales of the Jedi
During this ancient duel, the Jedi Nomi Sunrider blocks the Sith Lord Ulic Qel-Droma from accessing the Force.

7. Mace Windu vs. Depa Billaba - Shatterpoint
Mace Windu squares off against his Dark-side adjacent apprentice in this disturbing Clone Wars novel inspired by Apocalypse Now.

6. Cade Skywalker vs. Darth Krayt - Legacy
Cade Skywalker fulfills the legacy of his last name when he battles the ruler of the “One Sith.”

5. Darth Bane vs. Darth Zannah - Darth Bane- Path of Destruction
This is where the “Rule of Two” begins. Zannah slays her Sith Master, Darth Bane, in the final installment in the Darth Bane novel series.

4. Jaina Solo vs. Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus - Legacy of the Jedi: Invincible
Jaina is forced to slay her brother during the final installment in the nine-part Legacy of the Jedi novel series.

3. Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. A'Sharad Hett - Legacy
This flashback explores how A’Sharad Hett’s failed attempt to kill Luke Skywalker forced him to go into exile, and become a Sith Lord.

2. Galen Marek vs. Darth Vader - The Force Unleashed
In one of the most epic duels in Star Wars gaming history, players got to stand up to Darth Vader during his final encounter with Galen Marek on the bridge of the Death Star.

1. Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader - Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
This was the duel that started it all for the Expanded Universe. Ironically, Lucas intended for Splinter of the Mind’s Eye to serve as a potential low-budget sequel to A New Hope in case it bombed in theaters.

What do you think, Rebelscum fans? What are some of your favorite duels that just missed our list? Let us know below, and as always, may the Force be with you!

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